Wastewater governance: Balancing different interests

Policy brief English
Published: February 2018 Publisher: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Responsible, effective wastewater management is needed to address global water crises. This requires careful balance of the often-competing interests of stakeholders, as what poses a risk to the environment and public health may be a valuable resource to farmers and industry. How do we manage these different interests from a policy and practical perspective?


At World Water Week 2017, Stockholm Environment Institute, GIZ, the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility, CEPT University, the Water Research Commission of South Africa, and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance organized a session to explore these questions through a series of case studies from regions facing different wastewater challenges. This policy brief provides an overview of these cases and key messages that emerged from the session.


CEPT University
Stockholm Environment Institute
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
Water Research Commission of South Africa

February 2018


Central and Eastern Europe , East Asia and the Pacific , Eastern and Southern Africa , Latin America and the Caribbean , Middle East and North Africa , South Asia , Western and Central Africa

Focus Areas

Sanitation Governance , Transboundary Water Management